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  • Address: Ernest Giles Road, Kings Canyon
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Watarrka National Park

Watarrka National Park protects one of the Northern Territory's most legendary destinations, Kings Canyon.

It's a rocky red desert park of rugged geological formations and sheer-edged sandstone gorges plummeting to waterholes and unexpected oases of cycad palms.

Walking trails lead to lookouts for views over the canyon, and there are picnic tables at the sunset-viewing area and Kathleen Springs.

The overnight Giles Track takes you along the top of the range from springs to canyon, while the much easier Kathleen Springs walk takes 1.5 hours and is recommended for families.

To get the most out of your visit to Watarrka National Park, take a guided walk with a ranger or guide to learn about the spiritual significance of this land for the local Anangu people.

Practical Info

Watarrka National Park is 450 km (280 miles) south-west of Alice Springs via the Stuart Highway or Larapinta Drive. It’s around 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Ayers Rock (Uluru).

The best time to visit is in the cooler months of April to September.

Tours & Tickets

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3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Location: Ayers Rock, concludes Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $564.19

Kings Canyon Day Trip from Ayers Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

From USD $157.60

4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 days

From USD $680.05

2-Day Tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon from Alice Springs

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 2 days

From USD $374.21

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